Press Release November 01, 2011

Goodwin Procter Selected for 19 Top Tier National Practice Rankings in U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” 2011 Survey

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2011Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, has been recognized in 114 national and metropolitan practice areas in the 2011 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Goodwin increased its number of national Tier 1 rankings to 19 total, adding 14 new practices to this elite group. The firm also increased its metropolitan Tier 1 rankings to 46.  Please click here to view the complete firm rankings.

At the national level, Goodwin added Tier 1 rankings in the following categories:  Admiralty & Maritime; Biotechnology; Environmental; Financial Services Regulation; Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants; Mergers & Acquisitions; Patent; Technology; and Venture Capital. The firm achieved top tier rankings for the second consecutive year in Banking & Finance; Corporate; Mutual Funds; Private Equity and Private Funds/Hedge Funds. Goodwin was recognized in 43 national categories overall, including Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar – Litigation, Real Estate, Securities/Capital Markets and Tax.

Goodwin also added Tier 1 rankings in the following metropolitan practice categories: New York City: Biotechnology, Litigation – Patent and Criminal Defense: White Collar; San Diego: Biotechnology; San Francisco: Real Estate; Washington, D.C.: Admiralty & Maritime, Environmental, Financial Services Regulation and Litigation – Environmental; and Boston: Commercial Litigation, Copyright, Employment Law – Individuals, Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities, Patent, Private Funds/Hedge Funds and Venture Capital. Goodwin was ranked in 71 metropolitan practice categories overall in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C. The firm was honored for excellence in Corporate Governance, FDA Law, Securities Regulation and Trademark, among others.

For the complete list of Goodwin’s recognition in the 2011 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, please click here.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms. The rankings incorporate 3.9 million evaluations of 41,284 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey. A total of 10,968 firms were eligible to submit information for the ranking process. In addition to the U.S. News website, first tier rankings are published in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue; and in the “Best Law Firms” publication, sent to 30,000 general counsel and 58,000 leading private practice lawyers around the world.

About Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial services; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense.  For additional information, visit  Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.